2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 5.78 8.29 27 33.7%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.22 2.65 9 102.8%
3 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.75 2.24 7 179.0%
4 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.68 1.72 3 -4.5%
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.23 1.51 7 -36.5%
6 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.21 1.50 3 572.0%
7 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.35 1.09 5 192.7%
8 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.10 0.82 4 660.7%
9 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.17 0.62 4 246.6%
10 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.25 0.56 2 108.6%
11 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.02 0.55 4 2,930.9%
12 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.38 0.47 4 15.3%
13 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.13 0.43 4 221.5%
14 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.00 0.34 2 -67.9%
15 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.09 0.33 1 257.9%
16 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.30 1 N/A
17 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
17 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
18 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.29 0.18 2 -40.1%
19 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.18 2 N/A
20 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05 0.17 1 226.7%
21 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 0.13 1 250.0%
21 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
22 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
23 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.07 0.10 1 41.7%
24 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.10 2 N/A
25 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.01 0.09 1 731.6%
26 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
27 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.08 2 -8.1%
28 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
29 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.14 0.07 1 -56.4%
30 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.00 0.06 1 -94.5%
32 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.17 0.04 1 -80.0%
32 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
33 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
34 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.17 0.03 1 -84.4%
35 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
36 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.34 0.02 1 -98.9%

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.